Geriatric Forensic Psychiatry: Principles and Practice is one of the first texts to provide a comprehensive review of important topics in the intersection of geriatric psychiatry, medicine, clinical neuroscience, forensic psychiatry, and law. It will speak to a broad audience among varied fields, including clinical and forensic psychiatry and mental health professionals, geriatricians and internists, attorneys and courts, regulators, and other professionals working with the older population.
Topics addressed in this text, applied to the geriatric population, include clinical forensic evaluation, regulations and laws, civil commitment, different forms of capacity, guardianship, patient rights, medical-legal issues related to treatment, long term care and telemedicine, risk management, patient safety and error reduction, elder driving, sociopathy and aggression, offenders and the adjudication process, criminal evaluations, corrections, ethics, culture, cognitive impairment, substance abuse, trauma, older professionals, high risk behavior, and forensic mental health training and research. Understanding the relationship between clinical issues, laws and regulations, and managing risk and improving safety, will help to serve the growing older population.
About the Editors:
Jacob C. Holzer M.D. is on the faculty at Harvard Medical School based at McLean's Hospital, Belmont, MA. He completed medical school at Tufts and did his psychiatry residency training at Yale Medical School. He completed a neuroscience fellowship at Yale Medical School and a neuropsychiatry and behavioral neurology fellowship at Harvard Medical School. He is board certified by the ABPN in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. He serves on a number of committees at the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. He is the author of over 50 scientific publications, abstracts, and book chapters.
Robert Kohn, MD, MPhil is a Professor at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, based at The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI. Dr. Kohn is the Director of the Brown University Fellowship Training Program in Geriatric Psychiatry. He is a consultant to the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization. He is board certified by the ABPN in Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine. He completed his medical school training at the University of Illinois and his psychiatry training at Brown University. He is the author of over 150 scientific publications and book chapters, as well as the editor of two textbooks in psychiatry.
Patricia R. Recupero J.D., M.D. is a Clinical Professor at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior based at Butler Hospital, Providence, RI. Dr. Recupero is President and CEO of Butler Hospital. She obtained her law degree at the Boston College Law School and her medical school training at Brown University. She obtained her psychiatry training at Brown University. She is board cert ified by the ABPN in Psychiatry, Addictions Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry. She is the former President of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law and the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems. Dr. Recupero serves of the Council of Psychiatry and Law of the American Psychiatry Association. She is the author of over 43 scientific publications and book chapters.